Open thoracic aortic repair for dysphagia in patients with Kommerell's diverticulum and right-sided aortic arch with aberrant left subclavian artery.

Abstract

Kommerell's diverticulum of an aberrant left subclavian artery associated with a right-sided aortic arch is a rare congenital aortic anomaly. This communication reports two cases of this congenital anomaly leading to severe dysphagia. Both cases were successfully repaired with a staged open approach rather than an endovascular approach, which would not have addressed the presenting symptom of dysphagia.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2009.00936.x

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@article{Reece2010OpenTA, title={Open thoracic aortic repair for dysphagia in patients with Kommerell's diverticulum and right-sided aortic arch with aberrant left subclavian artery.}, author={Thomas Brett Reece and Tyler J Wallen and Dinesh H Jagasia and Joseph E . Bavaria and Wilson Y . Szeto}, journal={Journal of cardiac surgery}, year={2010}, volume={25 1}, pages={62-4} }